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Preston Chess Congress

The 2019 Congress

The venue is booked for November 15-17 for 2019. This will only change to avoid a clash with 4NCL, which seems unlikely at the moment.

The 2018 Congress

The 31st Preston Chess congress took place at University of Central Lancashire, Harrington Refectory. Friday November 30th to Sunday December 2nd 2018

Photographs courtesy of Brendan O'Gorman:

There will be a bookstall provided by Chess Direct


Entry form available here:Entry Form.pdf.
You can Enter Online and see a list of Entrants.


Links to . Not sure yet how often we will be able to update this.

Open Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
Major Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
Minor Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
Standard Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5


This year the Holiday Inn Preston which is the closest hotel to the venue is offering a special rate for the congress call 01772 567071 - quote CHESS 2018, or book online You can also contact Kelsey Thackeray
Group Reservations Co-Ordinator Direct Line: 01772 567020 to ensure that you get the discount rate of £68.00 per room, per night on a bed and breakfast

Holiday Inn Preston is ideally located on the City Centre Ringway, opposite the Iconic Preston bus station. Preston railway station, a West Coast Mainline station is just under a mile from the hotel and major motorway junctions (M6, M61, M65 & M55) are within 2 miles.

133 en-suite air-conditioned bedrooms many with city views

Premium bedding with a choice of pillows to guarantee a ‘Good Night’s Sleep’

Free Wi-Fi in all bedrooms & throughout the hotel

High speed internet access in all-guest rooms

Gym facilities

Limited Free Parking

Call 01772 567071 to book & quote CHESS 2018 or book online

There are other accommodation details on

Reports on previous congresses

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